The Real Story of Calamity Jane by Alton Pryor
Approx. 3,330 words.
Published on June 23, 2011.
Calamity Jane was a woman in a man's world. She could out-swear, out-drink and out-work most men. She was wildly in love with Wild Bill Hickok, but he didn't return her amorous wishes.
In her down years, Calamity Jane worked as a prostitute. She died in poverty.